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Trees in a conservation area or with Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) normally require consent from the council to do work to them. It an offence to cut down, top, lop, uproot, wilfully damage or wilfully destroy a protected tree without the authority’s permission if required.

Tree Preservation Order (TPO) Map 

View the interactive map to check whether the trees are in a conservation area or protected by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO).

Please note if you are in any doubt as to whether the tree is protected email a map showing the location of the tree (trunk and spread) and its species for confirmation prior to starting works on the site.

  • apply-for-it-greypng Applying for consent

    Apply for consent or pre-application advice to do works to trees in a conservation area or for trees protected by a preservation order.

  • fallen-treepng Emergency works to protected trees

    Emergency works to dead, dying or dangerous trees which are protected by virtue of being in a conservation areas or having a tree preservation order on them.

  • treespng New Tree Preservation Orders

    What to do if you wish to nominate a tree for protection

  • question-markpng Trees and your property

    Cutting down trees in your garden, ownership of trees and council trees.

  • council-services-greypng Council owned trees

    We look after many trees in parks and public open spaces and carry out an annual programme of management and planting work. View our tree management policy for further details.

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